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Rescuers sent to find tourists

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Jakarta: Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations, an official said.

Bishan Street 12 Zika cluster first to close

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: The Zika cluster at Bishan Street 12 was declared closed by the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Microcephaly cases not linked to Zika, say Thai health officials

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

BANGKOK: Thailand ruled out Zika as the cause of two cases of microcephaly but is investigating two other cases that could be the first linked to Zika in South-East Asia of the condition that results in babies being born with small heads.

Ancient Roman coins found at Japan castle

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Tokyo: Japanese archaeologists said they have for the first time unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle.

Tough anti-graft law takes effect in South Korea Gg

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Seoul: A tough new anti-graft law came into force in South Korea, with many hailing it as a milestone to help root out widespread low-level corruption.

Ramos’ China trip on hold till ‘proper time’

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

MANILA: A visit to China by a Philippine special envoy tasked with rebuilding tattered ties with Beijing has been cancelled, his aides said, the latest turn in a foreign policy increasingly unpredictable under the new president.

Thai AirAsia flight delayed after sex toy mistaken for bomb

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:47:52 +08:00

PETALING JAYA: A buzzing sex toy mistaken for a bomb delayed a Thai AirAsia flight to Bangkok on Wednesday morning.- Reuters

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In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:49:22 +08:00

Bengkala, Indonesia, Sept 29, 2016 (AFP) - Balinese women dressed in gold bodices dance to rhythmic drumming while waving fans as men in purple outfits sit cross legged around them, jiggling their arms and chanting.

Singapore blogger Amos Yee gets six weeks' jail, fine for wounding religious feelings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:33:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: Fifteen months after he was given a prison sentence for wounding religious feelings, Singaporean blogger Amos Yee on Thursday was again given a jail term for the same crime.

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Indonesia nabs four suspected of helping people join IS in Middle East

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:05:01 +08:00

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested three Indonesians who planned to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group and a fourth man who helped prepare them for the journey.Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said on Wednesday night (Sep 28) that the four men arrested may have facilitated the journey for others to Syria to link up with IS. - Reuters pic

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